Here's an odd bit of news -- suddenly, out of the blue, Jermaine Jackson has decided he wants to change his last name. Not drastically mind you, just enough to give it an extra lit bit of brightness. Instead of Jermaine Jackson, he'd like to be known as Jermaine Jacksun.
That one letter of difference is apparently important enough to the 57-year-old that he's going to court to make it legal and everything. According to TMZ, a hearing is scheduled for February 22 when a judge will decide if he's allowed this vowel switch or not. I'm not sure why the judge would object, though I'm also not quite sure why Jermaine would want to do this. It won't even sound different.
He claims it's for "artistic reasons," but why mess with a name that is so well known and linked to his younger brother Michael's legacy? It just seems ... odd.
Jermaine's friend, Steve Dennis, spoke to Fox on the singer's behalf and revealed what he says is the REAL reason the singer is changing his name:
It is something he has chosen to do, and it's fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you've got to blame it on the sunshine.
Ha! He's referring, of course, to the Jackson 5 song, "Blame it on the Boogie." I suppose it's as good of a reason as any.
As odd of a move as it may be, I guess it's his prerogative to change it if he likes. But already public reaction is coming in pretty negative toward the move, and more than a few have suggested a slightly different variation -- Jermaine Jackass.
What do you think of Jermaine Jackson's desired name change?
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